User-level QoS and traffic engineering for 3G wireless 1xEV-DO systems

Simon C. Borst*, Kenneth L. Clarkson, John M. Graybeal, Harish Viswanathan, Philip A. Whiting

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Third-generation (3G) wireless systems such as 3G1X, 1xEV-DO, and 1xEV-DV provide support for a variety of high-speed data applications. The success of these services critically relies on the capability to ensure an adequate quality of service (QoS) experience to users at an affordable price. With wireless bandwidth at a premium, traffic engineering and network planning play a vital role in addressing these challenges. We present models and techniques that we have developed for quantifying the QoS perception of 1xEV-DO users generating file transfer protocol (FTP) or Web browsing sessions. We show how user-level QoS measures may be evaluated by means of a Processor-Sharing model that explicitly accounts for the throughput gains from multi-user scheduling. The model provides simple analytical formulas for key performance metrics such as response times, blocking probabilities, and throughput. Analytical models are especially useful for network deployment and in-service tuning purposes due to the intrinsic difficulties associated with simulation-based optimization approaches.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)33-47
Number of pages15
JournalBell Labs Technical Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2003


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